Lil' Bush: TV Review

Writer Dick Cary serves up some of the sharpest political satire on the small screen.

An archly hilarious cartoon series that first appeared in the fall on Comedy Central, which alertly adapted it into a series by stitching two episodes together, each a half-hour.

Good ideas can come from anywhere, and this one came from content created by "The Simpsons" writer Donick Cary for Amp'd Mobile's Web site phone customers. "Lil' Bush," an archly hilarious cartoon series, first appeared there in the fall. Comedy Central alertly adapted it into a series by stitching two episodes together, each a half-hour.

"Lil' Bush" features President Bush and his friends (Lil' Cheney, Lil' Rummy and Lil' Condi) as grade-school children. Lil' Bush lives in the White House with his father, George Sr., and his mother, Barbara, and his mentally challenged little brother, Jeb. Occasionally, such other characters appear as Lil' Hillary, Lil' Laura and Lil' Kim Jong Il.

Cary serves up some of the sharpest political satire on the small screen. It helps, of course, that many of the president's real-life comments play just as well coming out of the mouth of a schoolboy. Creator-writer Cary also supplies the voices of Lil' Rummy and ever-growling Lil' Cheney. Chris Parson does Lil' Bush, and Dave Mitchell voices George Sr. and Jeb.

If you're one of the 30% who still approves of the job Bush is doing as president, you might not think "Lil' Bush" is all that funny. For everyone else, it is a nonstop hoot that might help take a little of the sting out of the current administration.

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